Calvià’s coastline spreads along 54 kilometres and is home to a total of 34 beaches. The South-Western Majorcan region has a wide range of beaches and coves to cater for the needs of every kind of visitor. On one beach you can watch protected birds, while on another you can compete in a triathlon. From unique natural environments such as caves and quarries to excellent amenities, sports and marine facilities, as well as delicious gastronomy offered by the range of establishments on the coastline, Calvià’s beaches are the perfect way to enjoy a sunny day on the island. A selection that demonstrates the variety on offer is below.
Santa Ponça beach should be one of your first choices for a family holiday. This large beach with golden sand is located in the tourist resort of Santa Ponça and has everything you could possibly need to enjoy an unforgettable day at the beach. Located just over 15 kilometres from Palma and 7 kilometres from the village of Calvià.
The bay has a pleasant beach promenade with a wide range of products and services, including restaurants, shops, souvenir shops, bars, parks and hotels. If relaxing in the sun by the crystalline, turquoise sea is not your idea of fun, there are an array of activities available including paddle boarding, snorkelling, pedalos and beach volleyball. The beach also has a pine forest area ideal for those who prefer not too much exposure to the sun.
Torà Beach is another ideal choice to enjoy the beach with the family as it is spacious and close to facilities including restaurants, shops, hotels, leisure, culture and sport. Peguera Torà, is characterised by the width of its sandy area and the unobstructed views of the Bay of Peguera. Its location is perfect, situated at the beginning of the town’s Boulevard, flanked by promenades and a spacious open-air square. It is connected to the other two large beaches in the town – “La Romana” and “Palmira.”
For those who are fans of sport, the beach is closely linked to one of Majorca’s most important sporting events, the Challenge Peguera Majorca Triathlon. The swimming and running circuits, the transition zone and the finish line are all centred around Playa Torà. Every October, Peguera hosts this international triathlon.
Cala Contesa beach
If you prefer a smaller, less busy beach, Cala Contesa is the perfect choice. It is located in the area of “Ses Illetes” in Calvià, and only a few kilometres from the capital of Palma.
It is a small sea inlet, of about 100 metres by 20 metres, in the shape of a rectangle, surrounded by pine trees and bordered by rocks, which can be used to rest in the sun and enjoy spectacular views. From the shore, visitors can see “S’illot de sa Caleta”, an island just off the coast. Diving, kayaking and other water sports in the surroundings of this island are highly recommended.
The marine and underwater conditions of “Cala Contesa” are optimal for anchoring a boat, its depth ranging between 2 and 3 metres. The facilities of Puerto Portals are 1.3 nautical miles away, and are considered to be one of the best, not only in the Balearic Islands but in the whole of Europe.
Portals Vells beach (Sa Caleta)
The spectacular Portals Vells beach, or “Sa Caleta”, is a haven for those who want to explore the region’s incredible beauty and the nature that lives within it.
This natural wonder is nine kilometres from the Magaluf area. It is a sea inlet, which is divided into several “veins” that end in this sandy area in which there are three beaches, “Portals Vells,” “Playa del Mago” and “Playa del Rei.”
A leafy pine forest surrounds this beautiful beach which is located between caves, cliffs & sea inlets. The woodland stretches between “Cap de Cala Figuera” and “Rafaubetx,” which together with “Illa del Toro,” form part of the catalogue of Natural Areas of Special Interest approved by the Parliament of the Balearic Islands and the European Union’s Special Protection Areas for Birds.
In the vicinity of the beach there are many points of scenic interest, among which the “La Cova de La Mare de Deu” stands out. This ancient quarry’s stone blocks were extracted in the 14th and 15th centuries and were used to build the Palma cathedral and the Santa Eulàlia church.
To book your next beach holiday in Calvià see https://visitcalvia.org/en
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